*FILMED IN ATLANTA GA
June 12, 2017
On this the anniversary of my father's passing I give you...
by Joe Pisciotta
special thanks to...
Dr. Henrie Treadwell
Morehouse School of Medicine
Advise Media Network
Drew Taylor & BricksBeats
UrBan Nerd Beats
Street Work Music
Minister DuBraye McDaniel
Tuwana M Dumond
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For children who lose their parents to death or a military deployment, there's a level of sympathy and understanding.
When a child loses a parent because the parent is serving time, that level of empathy just doesn't exist.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Dear Mr. Sessions,
It's one thing to incarcerate the most dangerous of criminals, but when one goes for that big fish, a lot of smaller, harmless fish get trapped in the net as well.
As Senator Bernie Sanders so eloquently stated "We cannot fix our criminal justice system if corporations are allowed to profit from mass incarceration. Companies should not be allowed to make a profit by building more jails and keeping more Americans behind bars."
Yes, those who commit violent crimes must pay for their actions, but on this Father's Day I ask that you show compassion and wisdom for the harmless ones, the ones that WILL get swept up in your net. Along with incarceration must come rehabilitation. You can be the one to finally break this cycle of intergenerational incarceration. Happy Fathers Day Mr. Sessions.
In S T E R E O
madridSTREETfilms is proud to announce that we have been selected to take part in the South Florida PBS film-maker Project.
Runtime:27 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date:June 4, 2017
Country of Origin:United States
2017 Semi-Finalist Caribbean Film Festival and Market
2017 (July) Miami Independent Film Festival
2017 Los Angeles Cinefest Film Festival Semi-Finalist
2018 PBS South Florida film-maker Project
2017 Universal Film FestivalOverland, Kansas
2017 L DUB FILM FESTIVALLake Worth, Florida
Nominated for Best Documentary 2017 UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL
2017 CARDIFF INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Wales)
2017 AFC Global Fest (India)
2018 CAMEROON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
April 17, 2018 airs PBS South Florida WPBT
April 19, 2018 airs PBS South Florida WXEL
2018 Cosmic Film FestivalOrlando Florida
2018 Fatherhood Image Film Festival 'Finalist'
2018 Lift-Off Sessions (UK)
2018 PBS South Florida's WPBT December 18 & WXEL December 20
Award: Nominated for Best Documentary- 2017 UNIVERSAL FILM FESTIVAL
Since 2007, madridSTREETfilms has produced some 100 plus films. We have been accepted in over 100 film festivals in the U.S., online and abroad. We have also aired on Public Access Television in the U.S. and Europe. Visit madridstreetfilms.com for a look at our work.
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